If you already use SpellingCity in your homeschool, then I’m preaching to the choir, but if you don’t…you should definitely check it out!
SpellingCity is a free spelling practice program online that lets you input your own lists, or use ones already on the site. Then your kids can practice their spelling words by playing ten different word games with their list. A real human voice speaks each of the words aloud, so kids can hear the word, read it, play games, and make connections.
There are also SO many great lists already entered on the site by parents and teachers all over the country. There are lists for most children’s books, lists for most any subject of school study, and lists by grade level and reading level. But like I said, you can also input your own personalized lists, based on what you are studying, or from a spelling curriculum you may be using.
And for the new school year, they have added another cool feature…student record keeping. This feature does require a subscription, but theoretically, you could use the site to give your homeschoolers all their spelling tests, and the system would keep track of their success. Neat idea!
I’m betting it will be especially helpful for classroom teachers who want to have their students take their spelling tests on the classroom computer!
Anyway, if you have been looking for a fun spelling program, or a way to make spelling tests more palatable, definitely take a look at SpellingCity.com.